At A Touch of Color Painting in Raleigh, NC we consider exterior painting an investment. It is an investment that should last a long time. The fact is, some paint coatings will last longer than others. Choosing the best painting products and contracting professional exterior painters directly impact quality. However, there are other factors to consider. Color selection is also important. Here we will share a few colors to stay away from.
There are several exterior painting products that claim excellent color retention. Some of the most current technologies can help with color retention. However, there are a few colors that are simply more problematic than others. Color retention is highly determined by how much or little colorant it takes to make the color. If the color is extremely dark, the chances are high that the contents are mostly tint. Darker colors also attract heat. Intense heat directly affects the longevity of any exterior paint film.
There are a handful of colors that should simply not be applied on the outside of your home. Regardless of the claims by manufacturers, yellow, red and some grays are naturally subject to fade. If the color that you are considering has a lot of red or yellow colorant you may want to reconsider the color. Especially if you are expecting premium exterior painting results. If your home gets constant and direct sunlight, you may want to get a professional to help assist with your color selection.